You may be a little frustrated every time by looking at your Smartphone’s battery level !Right? Now you are about to talk a very important call or want to send a personal SMS! and your battery sucks completely .Battery low..Battery low… Hell! You might had experienced this kind of situations often. Worrying doesn’t makes the problem solved right?So,After thinking a while I decided that power bank would be a best solution.Hey,Please don’t thank me, let me go and explain you in clear. There are many factors to be overlooked while buying a power bank and here is the best power bank buying guide.
|Power Bank Buying Guide|
Things to be considered while buying a power bank of any capacity:
Capacity(Must be More than your battery capacity):
First of all, you have to know about power bank capacity. If you are completely aware of that, let me help you to do it. For example, I am a proud owner of Lenovo A7000 whose battery capacity is 2900 mAh(Not bad, as it was good for the minimum user).But, As I am Android addict the number completely makes me down. So I thought of buying a power bank which is capable of charging my battery for 3 times. So just triple my battery mAh i.e. 8700 mAh.Power bank with 10400 mAh(Milli Ampere Hours) capacity might fulfill my requirement(As its mAh is near to my calculation).Finally if I charge my power bank my battery will be charged 3 more times and is more than enough for me.
So, It’s the simple way to choose the power bank whose capacity will satisfy you. If you a business person you need to travel for a long time, then it’s better to choose the power bank with some more mAh.Judge your phone usage before selecting the capacity. This is a one of the factors to buy power bank.
Number of ports:
It’s not such a big thing to deal.Normally,low capacity power banks comes with a single output port and the higher one comes with multiple ports. So its depends on your selection. It would be always beneficial to have multiple output ports as you might have to charge two mobiles at a time(Your partner may be with you and there is need to charge for two devices!, Just kidding).
Generally, every charger will be included with a high ampere output cable as it charges your device a bit fast. A connected cable which is of 110v can deliver 2A as you battery can be charged within time. A USB cable which is connected to laptop will deliver 0.5A and it takes more time to charge. So, I personally recommend you to with a branded cable. Just check out the ampere range of the cable before welcoming it into your family.
More time charged=Heat is generated.
Charge time and battery quality:
These two plays a key role in deciding the quality of a power bank. Here charge time is related to time taken by the power bank to get fully charged. It completely depends upon its capacity. For example, if it is some 3600mAh it takes less time and if it is 10,400mAh it takes more than 5+ hours. Branded one’s are included with the overcharge protection feature.
Now let’s talk about the quality of the battery. There are two types of batteries which are commonly used.
- Lithium Polymer(Li-Po)
- Lithium Ion(Li-On)
No doubt, I-On can store high capacity but it drains soon.Li-Po can store average capacity and lasts after a long time. I personally suggest you to go with the Li-Po.
Personal Tip: Never go with low quality batteries as they may be explosive.
Size and Weight also matters:
We are buying power bank as we can’t take out our electric board along with charger every time!Right?Its better to go with power banks which can fit into your pockets or handbags.So,consider the size before selecting. Moreover we are irritated to carry large sizes in our hands while travelling. Generally a power bank which is of 10,400mAh can be less than 250g.Some may be less than 200g.If you are going to go with a less weight power bank, it’s better to check out its quality twice. Weight is just a factor for your comfort.
There are tons of brands available in the market. Some of the brands which satisfies all the above features fails to have a connection cable(USB cable to charge your mobile)in their packed boxes. Never go with such kind of brands. Please do check the point three. Connecting some other USB cables with some other brands is always risky.
There are some more such as flash light etc etc.They are just a feature. Never select a product by preferring its features. Make sure you had checked the specifications and the things included within the box before ordering it. So now, you are welcoming a fully branded power bank into your family and now you are going to have a small smile instead of frustration by looking at your battery level. Let me know your problems and questions via comment section.